Friday, July 31, 2015

The EHAG Emporium is open!

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“Landscape rattle, William and Timothy and the toffee apple” - $250.00.

Timothy loves toffee apples, he also doesn't mind giving his treat to William, one of his many friends. He knows there are so many toffee apples and treats to be had tonight that there is no reason to be greedy.

The barrel rattle that the landscape rests on is 6 1/4" wide and the ground that was built up with tinted composition is roughly 1 3/4" wide. The cardboard cylinder was covered in crushed, hand painted paper before adding the composition ground.

Inside the cylinder is a ½” wide x 1 1/2” high x 6 1/4” long piece of wood filling the centre of the interior, it has been glued in place.

Holes were drilled through the cardboard cylinder into the wood to hold the fence, the three small trees, the two figures, and the vintage turned wooden handle securely place. The handle is 10 ¾” long. Cardboard, painted black, covers each end of the rattle. Screw eyes were inserted in the centre of each end to hold the vintage brass bells. It was then covered with a double layer of black glass glitter. Glue was painted over the glitter to hold it in place when the bells move across the surface.

The three small trees were hand built from vintage florist pips, tissue paper, wire, and painted with acrylic paint. The wooden fence was made from branches from a vintage basket, nailed together with cigar box nails. The basket that Timothy is holding has been aged and distressed with paint.

 The back view shows William’s coat, also called a banyan, it was made from a piece of a vintage man’s scarf edged with black vintage trim. William stands 7 1/2" tall. Timothy’s clown costume was made from a vintage woman’s scarf lined with white silk. Timothy stands 4 3/8” tall.

The grey green composition that was used to make the ground that William and Timothy are standing on was painted with acrylic paint. Once dry, glue was liberally applied to the ground and a mixture of roasted sterilized soil, finely cut hand dyed green, brown, and natural sisal twine was dusted onto the glue.

Sections of vintage vegetal fibre rope, dyed raffia, corn silk, tiny twigs, and the three small handmade trees were glued around William’s feet at the back and in the front.

 This view shows a bit of my hand so that you can get an idea of the scale of the sculpture.

The overall size of the sculpture is 20” high, 8 1/2” wide from bell to bell, and approximately 3” deep.

 This is a sculpture not a children's toy.

I will carefully pack this sculpture to ensure that it arrives safely to your home to become a treasured part of your collection.

This sculpture arrives duty free into the US.

Please contact me at if you wish to purchase this sculpture. I accept Paypal as well as credit cards through Paypal.

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